Trumpeter, composer & arts advocate Wynton Marsalis is the 2015 winner of Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award.
The Marian Anderson Award is named for the Philadelphia-born opera singer and is given to artists who have affected society in a positive way beyond their given fields. In addition to being a noted trumpeter & composer, Wynton Marsalis is Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and has been a long time teacher and educator, promoting classical and jazz music to young audiences. He’s a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Winner who’s been honored with the National Medal of Arts. Other recipients of the Marian Anderson Award include: Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, James Earl Jones, Mia Farrow, Berry Gordy Jr., & Jon Bon Jovi. Wynton Marsalis will accept The Marian Anderson award at a gala concert Nov. 10th at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Watch Wynton Marsalis play Blue Note Jazz with Lincoln Center Orchestra 2015 below.
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